“The years-long legal battle between Samsung and Apple over smartphone patents plods on, but Apple on Friday submitted to the US Supreme Court the legal equivalent of ‘we’ve had enough,'” Tom Brant reports for PC Magaizne.
“A jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple nearly $1 billion in 2012 for copying parts of Apple’s iPhone and iPad design. Through multiple appeals, Samsung has succeeded in getting various courts to reduce the amount it must pay to $548 million, though it argued that even that amount was excessive,” Brant reports. “In Friday’s legal brief, Apple indicated that it is tired of Samsung’s multiple appeals, and wants the Korean giant to pay up.”
Brant reports, “‘Samsung cobbles together out-of-context citations to out-of-record materials in an attempt to paint itself as a thought leader in the smartphone industry,’ Apple’s lawyers wrote in Friday’s brief. ‘But the real record — as played out in the actual marketplace and in this litigation — tells a very different story. Apple innovated; Samsung copied.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Pay up, slavish copiers!
Do the right thing, U.S. Supreme Court. Give Apple some modicum of justice finally.
The main reason why Samsung et al. were able to sell phones and tablets at all was because they made fake iPhones and fake iPads designed to fool the unwitting (who are now finally waking up in droves, by the way, and upgrading to iPhones in ever-increasing numbers) in much the same way as how Microsoft et al. profited wildly from upside-down and backwards fake Macs at the end of the 20th century. Google, Samsung, HTC, Xiaomi, et al. are the Microsofts, HPs, Dells, and eMachines of the new century.
Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:
Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
And, here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.
U.S. Supreme Court to hear Samsung’s appeal of Apple design patent case on October 11th – July 14, 2016
U.S. DOJ asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling that favored Apple over Samsung’s iPhone copying – June 9, 2016
Apple suggests Federal Circuit panel violated U.S. Constitution in patent fight with Samsung – March 30, 2016
Supreme Court to hear Samsung appeal in Apple patent case – March 21, 2016